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J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2018 Jun;11(3):83-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective.

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1
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: tamer.shaban@gmail.com.
2
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: s.alsanad@nccam.gov.sa.

Abstract

Cupping therapy is an ancient traditional and complementary medicine practice. Recently, there is growing evidence of its potential benefits in the treatment of pain-related diseases. This article gives an overview of cupping therapy practice. Furthermore, this article suggests a new classification of cupping therapy sets, a new classification of cupping therapy adverse events, and an updated classification of cupping therapy types.

KEYWORDS:

Adverse events; Classification; Cupping therapy; Hijama; Indications; Types

PMID:
29436369
DOI:
10.1016/j.jams.2018.02.001
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